The Anatomy of a Keynote Speech

I get a lot of questions about speaking, including how I prepare, how I engage the audience, and so on. For example, in May 2014 I gave the opening keynote presentation at the Global Scrum Gathering in New Orleans. Immediately after I completed my speech (and continuously…

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Three Key Agile Risk Management Activities

We all know that software development is risky. We’re creating something new, with an uncertain set of requirements, in an often-tight timeframe. On top of that, we have to worry about unknown dependencies, sudden market changes, and personnel shifts!

It’s no wonder then…

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Make Better Decisions with Economically Sensible Scrum

Even if all of your teams perform Scrum or any Agile process exactly right, in a textbook-like fashion, you might not achieve your organization’s goals for adopting Agile. Why? In most cases, when organizations fail, it is because they did not apply core Agile principles at…

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